bought a MyCloud diskless 2 bay enclosure (EX2 Ultra) which I planned to use as a network drive. My plan was to add one drive for Time Machine (I clearly work on a Mac) and the other as a general use/storage drive to be shared across my network computers. This is a home setup, not a business.
I formatted the shared network drive (HFS+) and added data to it before placing it in the bay and I added a second unformatted drive to the other bay. I assumed that I would be asked to format it when I accessed it on the network but I was not asked about formatting.
I think I followed the setup instructions properly and I do see the network device in Finder but when I click on it and try to log in as Guest nothing happens. When I try to log in as a registered user I am told that the connection failed. Clearly I am doing something wrong but I don’t know what it might be so perhaps it might help if I ask some basic questions.
- Are drives supposed to be formatted before being inserted into the bay?
- Is it OK to use an already formatted drive with data on it?
- Is it OK to use one bay for Time Machine and the other as a general use disk? I did not want to set this up as a RAID device.
- What might be the reason that I can not gain access as Guest? Or admin? Or any other registered user?
Thanks for any help. I have blue lights for both disks, just in case that is important.